The first public running of the hugely-anticipated, £90,000 Arc Vector among a gaggle of the latest electric bikes, a host of historic GP heroes including Mick Doohan and Casey Stoner celebrating 60 years of Honda racing and TT stars aplenty including John McGuinness aboard the Norton SG8 are among the motorcycling highlights at the weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Must See Event

The FoS is one of the must-see events of the summer due to its unique mix of motorsport stars, cars and bikes, many of which race up the famous hill climb in the glorious garden setting of Goodwood House near Chichester. And this year’s event promises to be more special as ever due not just its electric bike and Honda GP themes but also the addition of a new drift arena featuring car and bike displays from the likes of Dougie Lampkin throughout the weekend.

The Festival opens this Thursday July 4, runs through to Sunday July 7 and features the usual dazzling assortment of displays and exhibits, the highlight of which will be the stellar line-up of motorsport and motorcycling cars, bikes, drivers and riders.

Stunning Variety

BikeSocial’s very own Michael Mann will again be taking part becoming the first UK journalist to ride Harley-Davidson’s XG750R AMA flat-tracker along with Aprilia’s RSV4 1100 Factory and Robert Dunlop’s JPS Norton rotary, so make sure you give him a cheer. While other exotic road bikes known to be doing runs include the Ducati V4S, Norton V4 RR, Yamaha R1M, Kawasaki Ninja H2R and CCM Spitfire. Triumph’s brand new Rocket 3 TFC will also be on static display.

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